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Buckle Up: Air Freight Rates Are Skyrocketing
Alexandra Haukaas

It is hard to believe that if the global container crisis wasn’t enough to contend with, now buyers are being laden with skyrocketing air freight rates due to the unprecedented demand and limited supply. In the last week alone, rates have jumped 10%, with higher percentages expected on lanes originating from China and Europe.

August 16, 2021
4 Ways To Perform Supply Chain Due Diligence
Alexandra Haukaas

Today business and trade is a global affair. The competitive field has expanded and more and more companies seek out business relationships that will give them an edge over their competitors. Supply chain relationships can make or break your business.

July 27, 2021
Global Container Crisis Wreaking Havoc On All Modes of Freight
Alexandra Haukaas

It’s not a worldwide container shortage that is causing ocean rates to increase. It’s the uneven distribution of containers. There are enough containers, just not in the places where they are needed.

June 4, 2021
Canadian Export Reporting System
Alexandra Haukaas

Have you heard? There are big changes for commercial goods being exported from Canada! Since June 30, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) eliminated the paper option or B13A for submitting your export declarations. Now exporters can only submit electronically using the following two options: The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) and The G7 Electronic Data Interchange Export Reporting. Unsure of which is the right method for you? The CBSA recommends that you use the CERS.

May 4, 2021
2021 Spring Thaw
Chelsea Teal

During the months of March through June, some jurisdictions will reduce speed limits and legal axle weights to protect our road structures. The commercial carrier must comply with these restrictions to avoid penalty and or the cost of having to reduce axle weight.

March 18, 2021
A Shipper’s Guide To Trailer Types
Chelsea Teal

There are several different trailer types used for hauling freight of all kinds, from produce to giant cranes. It is crucial for shippers to understand the weight and dimensions of their shipment to ensure they are loading a trailer correctly and adhering to the local weight and length restrictions.

March 3, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine & The Cold Chain
Chelsea Teal

In recent weeks we have learned of the transportation challenges the COVID-19 vaccine will present, with the temperature requirements being only one of them. With the sheer massiveness of the project, many are wondering if the cold-chain will be affected.

December 10, 2020
CERS Export Report | Everything You Need To Know
Kent Knisely

Come September 30th, 2020, the system in which you report is being replaced by the Canada Export Reporting System (CERS). Keep reading to learn more about this change.

September 17, 2020
Freight Logistics Q&A Update Amid COVID-19 - Part 2
Alexandra Haukaas

Last week we sat with our Freight Operations Manager to shift focus onto our freight clients who have also been facing challenging times. Here is Part 2 of that Q&A interview with Alex.

May 14, 2020
Freight Logistics Q&A Update Amid COVID-19 - Part 1
Alexandra Haukaas

Today, we’d like to draw the focus onto our freight division with Operations Manager, Alex.

May 8, 2020